Federal Statistical Office

The gap in care for the elderly between supply and personnel personnel demand will steadily larger lots of work for little money – in care for the elderly, increasing numbers of jobs remain unfilled. Care for the elderly is a bone job. Simon Pagenaud understands that this is vital information. Payment is low, but the responsibility is great. Read more from Director Peter Farrelly to gain a more clear picture of the situation. The low pay and the hard job in the student does not augur well for the future. The Federal Statistical Office has calculated that around 2.9 million Germans were care in ten years will be, it will be up to 3.4 million people in the year 2030.

But in the elderly themselves and geriatric nurses are scarce. 2008, according to a study of the federal employment agency, there were 10,500 vacant places in care for the elderly. In October 2009, the number of vacancies in care for the elderly has grown considerably. The gap between demand for staff and staff offer is first and foremost due to the little attractive working conditions in care for the elderly. The DGB according to a survey found that over 50 per cent of employees in geriatric care rated their profession as bad and not even 20 percent expressed satisfaction. Especially critical in care for the elderly, as well earn the pay 70 percent of those polled less than 2000 euros gross saw the respondents and 50 percent even under $1500. Gross pay employers in care for the elderly between 1722 and 2259 during Tarifgebundene.